The Results are In for the Ohio Primary; The Winner Is…

Trump Cruz Kasich

Establishment RINO squish John Kasich, who thinks that Jesus is pro-Obamacare, easily defeated bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump in his home state of Ohio on Tuesday, outperforming polls by a significant margin and giving the candidate who has the fewest number of delegates a boost — to still having the fewest number of delegates.

With 66 delegates at stake in a race that requires 1,237 to win the GOP nomination, John Kasich leads Donald Trump 43.4% to 37.3%, a 6-point margin, with 31.6% of precincts reporting, a big enough lead to cause several news outlets to declare Trump the winner.

Ted Cruz came in a distant third place, currently at 14.3%, while Marco Rubio , who suspended his campaign on Tuesday after promising that he would continue, came in a disappointing last place at only 3.1%.

Earlier in the evening, Donald Trump defeated Marco Rubio by a wide margin in Florida, causing the Florida senator to abruptly suspend his campaign for the presidency.

Polling for Ohio was much tighter than the early results indicated. The RCP average had Kasich narrowly defeating Trump by a 3.4 percent margin. Kasich’s came close to doubling that predicted margin.

With Trump’s win of 99 delegates in Florida earlier in the evening, and with the Kasich win in Ohio, and with Missouri, Illinois and North Carolina yet to be declared, the delegate count thus far is:

Candidate Delegates
Donald Trump 559
Ted Cruz 370
Marco Rubio 163
John Kasich 99

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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